Posts Tagged ‘Major Garrett’

Major “Maxim” Garrett

September 4, 2010

Good grief? Megyn dishes on former office husband. America Live anchor Megyn Kelly took puckish pleasure at Fox News’ White House correspondent Major Garrett’s expense on his final day at FNC Friday. As the segment with Garrett began and after an job stats/Obama story, Megyn said, “Major, I’m supposed to ask you about these numbers and what the President said but we’ve already talked about them…so I got to get down to business with you. Your last day on the air with Fox News Channel: aren’t you gonna miss us?* After Garrett assured her that he would, explained his move to National Journal as a congressional correspondent, and then bantered a bit more, Megyn mischievously remarked, “Well, we were officemates….I remember when Major and I first moved in together…when I started at Fox News Channel. And, do you remember, Major, you were not there when I first moved into our office. You remember?”

Smiling and nodding his head abashedly, Garrett replied, “Right. Yes, I do.” Enjoying a bit of Schadenfreude, Megyn asked, “And, you remember what was there?” Grinning broadly, Garrett responded, “Yes, I do.” With a gleeful glint in her eye, Megyn queried, “Do you want to tell them, or should I?” Blushing, Garrett confessed, “Uh, Maxim Magazine.”

Roaring with laughter, Megyn recounted, “Bruce Becker, our then deputy bureau chief walks me into the office….Not only are [Garrett’s] gym clothes all over his half of the office but Maxim Magazine was like open!” Before giggling, she added, “Maxim Mag: you know, it’s not Playboy but it’s not exactly a Disney publication either.” Still blushing, Garrett jested, “It’s not Good Housekeeping: no, it’s not. No.”

Having had her fun with Garrett, Megyn turned serious and expressed her deep respect for him. Then, she declared, “Major, we are gonna miss you desperately.” In response, Garrett stated, “Well, I appreciate that….It’s been a been a privilege and an honor to serve [the Fox audience] and what I’ve tried to do every day at this job…is serve this audience as best I can and as aggressively as I can.” Megyn concluded, “Alright, MG. Well, we will miss you. All our love and our sincere thanks. See you soon, Friend.”

Assuredly, the Fox News audience will miss Garrett, too. Fair and balanced: a job well done, Major.

[Author’s aside: During the interview, Major Garrett provided two of his e-mail address for those who wished to write to him. They are as follow: majorgarrett@me.com (iPhone) and megcubed@hotmail.com.]

*America Live – 09/03/10 (@2:23 a.m. ET)

Major Garrett RTs POTUS “Profanity”

July 1, 2010

“That retweet was a mistake.” Fox News Senior White Correspondent Major Garrett unintentionally handed one of his vituperative followers a political vuvuzela yesterday. In an oxymoronic caution to his followers, he Tweeted, “RT @c9758langwaters: why even listen to this a**h***. he should be impeached and then tried for treason//Warning. No profanity of that kind.” [Asterisks added by Carpe Diem author.]

Shortly thereafter in a second Tweet, Garrett declared, “To all followers….if you use profanity against POTUS or other followers or are abusive to me or anyone, you will be blocked. No appeal.” Then, in a third Tweet, he apologized, “Did not mean to retweet that earlier tweet to me…it was errant. Hence the across-the-board warning to everyone.” Subsequently, in yet another Tweet, he insisted, “Everyone. That retweet was a mistake. I hit send before I edited it as I did. This is a sane, civil place. As long-time followers know.”

However, the “profane” follower, was not fully convinced of Garrett’s sincerity. He sceptically answered, “i dont think that was a mistake by you retweeting that. otherwise you would just delete it? getting cozy with obama?” [sic]

Later, Garrett responded, “RT @c9758langwaters i dont think that was a mistake by you retweeting that. otherwise you would just delete it?/ I DID delete it.”

Even though Garrett has indeed deleted the “profanity”-laden Tweet from his site, it still appeared on this follower’s home page as of approximately 9:20 a.m. ET.

Perhaps, Garrett would have been better served had he not RT’d @c9758langwaters’ original Tweet. On the other hand, his message got through loud and clear to his followers to not use “profanity” or they shall be blocked!

Note to Major Garrett: the offensive Tweet included obscenity not profanity unless you believe that POTUS is divine.

[Author’s aside: Earlier this year, Garrett had another Twitter misstep when he sent followers a link to an erotic services website (vis-a-vis a State of the Union transcript one).]

Huddy Shines: “Welcome Back”

April 7, 2009

As Fox & Friends co-anchor Gretchen Carlson vacationed again today, the jaunty Juliet Huddy returned as guest host in fine form.  It was the smart, saucy lass’ second appearance since her FOX Morning Show with Mike and Juliet was not renewed. The former F&F Weekend co-host seemed right at home on F&F’s curvy couch.

As usual, Juliet exhibited a remarkable rapport with her co-hosts, correspondents, and audience. Co-anchor Brian Kilmeade was touchy-feely with her as he tested and complimented her knee reflexes and co-host Jayhawk Steve Doocy could not seem to get enough of her fun, flirty banter even as the camera panned away. Reporter Major Garrett revelled in his fellow University of Missouri Tiger’s appearance on F&F and Mike Emanuel gave her a hearty “welcome back to cable!” As to the audience, she was indeed welcome: A delightful reminder of the the devil-may-care attitude of Fox & Friends at its best.

After a protracted period of personnel misfires by FNC’s SVP of Programming Bill Shine, he seems to be finally getting it right. E.g., he kick started a faltering F&F Weekend by bringing veteran Alisyn Camerota back. And, now he is rejuvenating F&F by bringing back another star, Juliet Huddy, as guest host, at least. Good job, Bill!